Winter Place, 454 South Goldthwaite Street, Montgomery, Montgomery County, c.1850–1870 (Places in Peril 2014)
Winter Place consists of two large antebellum stuccoed brick dwellings and three smaller brick structures on a spacious corner lot in the Cottage Hill Historic District of Montgomery. The “North House” retains its original symmetrical fenestration and Italianate details, but the “South House” was renovated in the 1870s with a fashionable Mansard roof and tower and other Second Empire features. Few vintage buildings in either style survive in Montgomery. Winter Place is listed individually on the National Register because of its architectural significance, and it is listed as part of the locally designated Cottage Hill Historic District.
After Winter Place appeared on the Places in Peril list in 2004, it was sold and the new owner addressed crucial roof, foundation, drainage, and vegetation issues, as well as restoration of the porch of the South House, but that owner is unable to complete the preservation of Winter Place. This National Register property near downtown Montgomery is ready for new stewards to insure its survival in the 21st century.
5/21/2015 11:25:13 am
I grew up in Montgomery (haven't lived there since 1959), but I do not remember seeing this place. Maybe it got preserved after I had left?
4/26/2017 05:13:08 pm
Interested how do I get more information
1/27/2023 04:15:35 pm
I am a decendent of the Winters who are long deceased. Winter Place is still standing in Montgomery, Alabama and I am currently hoping to obtain new information on it. I will let you know.
1/27/2023 04:01:41 pm
I am a decendent of the Winters . Winter Place I thought was purchased by Ben Blanchard quite a long time ago. That is the last time I have heard any thing about it. I certainly want to know who to contact . WHO can I contact !!?? I surely want to have knowledge of what is happening to WINTER PLACE. Thankyou !
Chris Emanuel Barton
4/4/2023 08:23:40 pm
I’m a descendant of Dr Joseph Frederick Barton, who lived in the house in the early 1900’s. I would love to have any additional information that anyone might have on this beautiful house.
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